With seating this welcoming, It's easy to get comfortable and catch up with a friend or two.


1. Signature Sweep

Designer Karim Rashid invites play and convivial chatter with Ottawa (from $6,559), the sofa he designed for BoConcept. Streamlined yet supple (with 10 different modules), its sculptural shape awaits your signature. boconcept.comsofas

2. Lounge Act

Recline, linger and converse on the Flex Air from Resource Furniture (from $4,500), which recently won a Red Dot design award. Pliant geometric backrests on the island-like base morph the set-up from sofa to guest bed to double-faced tête-à-tête chaise longue. resourcefurniture.com


3. It’s a Wrap

The Gentry sofa, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso (from $8,061), evokes tradition while playfully poking fun at it (hence its name). A touch louche with its bowed back and chunky cable-knit tufted upholstery, it almost begs you to take a seat. informinteriors.com


4. Home Base

Paola Lenti’s Agio (from $35,000) is a low-slung modular sofa system that comes together (or apart) in whatever way a social (or solo) situation calls for;backrests flatten (or not), and platforms mix and match. livingspace.comsofas

5. Nesting Place

The all-rounded profiles of the Geo armchair (from $4,150) and loveseat by Saba (from $6,050) are generous and oh so expressive. Voluminous yet light, they’re a soft nest of a perch atop metallic, branch-like legs. broughaminteriors.com


6. Winged Beauty

The Butterfly by Danish design house Eilersen ($6,549) is a Japanese-Scandi collaboration (hello, hot hybrid style Japandi!) to create a sofa that’s both formal and informal—minimalist from the back, yet soft and relaxed in the front. cfinteriors.ca


7. Designer’s Pick – Jamie Hamilton and Greer Nelson of Oliver Simon Design

“The Kane sofa by Van Gogh Designs (from $2,600) is classic. It’s not so traditional that it feels stuffy and not so modern that it’s uncomfortable. It’s relaxed and simple, and the ability to choose your own fabric makes it a perfect fit for almost any room. We return to this sofa over and over. One more tip? Splurge on the feather-fill upgrade—it costs a little more, but with that extra comfort, you’ll never regret it!” vangoghdesigns.com